The Museum is open Wed–Mon, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM. The Sea Center on Stearns Wharf is open daily, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM.


Applications are now open for our Museum teen programs! Apply by April 14, 2023 for a chance to participate in these unique opportunities. Check out the program pages linked below for more information and how to apply.  

Quasars to Sea Stars

Interested in exploring science and nature in a museum setting? Quasars to Sea Stars is a three-four year program that allows high school teens to gain hands-on experience in science related careers.

Quasar using a microscope

Counselors in Training (CITS)

CITS: Teens age 14–17 earn community service hours and gain valuable skills while inspiring young children in the Museum’s summer Nature Adventure Camps.

Teen counselor in training strolling in the Museum backyard

Sea Center

Teens age 14 and up earn community service hours as exhibit interpreters at the Sea Center, performing hands-on demonstrations and giving live animal presentations. Younger interpreters age 11-13 can volunteer alongside a parent or guardian.

Teen volunteering at the Sea Center

Volunteer Benefits

  • Free admission to the Museum
  • Discount at Museum and Sea Center Stores
  • New skills and experiences to add to your resume and college applications
  • One-on-one training from Museum educators
  • Opportunities to meet new people, make friends, and have fun

Explore the tabs to the right to locate specific applications and to learn more about our current offerings.

Teens age 14-17 earn community service hours and gain valuable skills .

Quasars to Sea Stars
Counselors in Training